Gene Quinn named one of top IP strategists by IAM Magazine

By Renee C. Quinn
June 12, 2018

“Being recognized by IAM as one of the top IP strategists in the world is an extraordinary honor,” Quinn said. “To be nominated by your peers and then recognized by IAM is very special.”

Gene Quinn. Source: IPWatchdog.

IPWatchdog is pleased to announce that IPWatchdog Founder, Gene Quinn, has been named to the 2018 IAM Strategy 300, which recognizes The World’s Leading IP Strategists. This marks the second consecutive year Gene has been recognized by IAM as one of the top IP strategists in the world.

The IAM research team spoke to a wide range of senior corporate IP managers in North America, Europe and Asia, as well as third-party IP service providers, in order to identify IP leaders: men and women whose business is the creation, development and deployment of strategies that enable IP owners to gain maximum value from their portfolios. Only those individuals nominated multiple times from different individuals outside the individual’s own organization are considered, with nominees being thoroughly reviewed and vetted by an IAM committee.

“Being recognized by IAM as one of the top IP strategists in the world is an extraordinary honor,” Quinn said. “To be nominated by your peers and then recognized by IAM is very special. To have it happen more than once is frankly humbling.”

The professionals featured in the IAM Strategy 300 have a wide range of professional backgrounds and areas of specialization, including brokering, defensive patent aggregation, finance, insurance, management consultancy, law, licensing, mergers and acquisitions, tax and valuation. They are based in centres across the world. A number have been involved in IP-related transactions valued in the hundreds of millions, or even billions, of dollars; while others have advised clients on monetization strategies that have reaped eight, nine and 10-figure sums.

“Intellectual property helps to drive the 21st century economy, creating strong incentives to invest in the creation and roll-out of brands and all types of content, as well as the innovation process. This makes IP strategists more important than they have ever been before. Their ability to create significant value makes them indispensable, wherever in the world they operate,” says IAM editor Joff Wild. “Since it was launched, the IAM Strategy 300 has become the go-to guide for those seeking to find out who leads the way when it comes to IP strategy. We invest considerable time and effort into identifying the right candidates for inclusion and we salute all those who have made it into the final publication. For the work they do, they deserve this recognition.”

About Gene Quinn

Gene Quinn is a patent attorney and leading commentator on patent law and innovation policy. Gene is the founder of  Regarded as an expert on software patentability and patent procedure, Gene particularly specializes in the areas of strategic patent consultancy, portfolio building and patent prosecution strategies. He also regularly advises attorneys and clients on litigation strategy and appeals.

Gene works with start-up businesses throughout the United States and around the world. As an electrical engineer with a computer engineering focus, he frequently advises entrepreneurs, innovators and start-ups on patent matters relating to software, computer-implemented methods, business methods and internet innovations.

Gene began his career as a litigator handling a variety of civil litigation matters and has been a patent attorney for nearly two decades. He has taught a variety of IP courses at the law school level, including courses on patent law, patent claim drafting, patent prosecution, copyright law, trademark law and an introduction to intellectual property at Syracuse University College of Law, Temple University School of Law, the University of Toledo College of Law, the University of New Hampshire School of Law, the John Marshall Law School (Chicago) and Whittier Law School. Since 2000 Gene has also taught the leading patent bar review course in the United States.

Gene is admitted to practice law in New Hampshire, a registered patent attorney licensed to practice before the US Patent and Trademark Office and admitted to practice before the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

About IPWatchdog

Founded in 1999. focuses on the business, substance, and law of patent, technology and innovation. We also write about intellectual property more generally, and wherever possible cover copyrights and trademarks. We strive to provide information and detailed analysis with magazine and industry journal length articles and op-ed pieces, addressing the topics we cover in a way that cuts to the heart of the matter to give readers the information they need to know about that is happening in the IP world.

IPWatchdog is recognized as one of the leading sources for news and information in the patent and innovation industries and has been recognized multiple times by the American Bar Association as one of the top 100 legal blogs on the Internet.  IPWatchdog was also named the top IP blog three times, and in 2014 was inducted into the American Bar Association Blawg Hall of Fame.

With several hundred guest authors writing for IPWatchdog each year, not only do we cover U.S. Case law, legislation, regulations and the business of intellectual property, but we also cover case law and developments within the IP world around the globe.

The Author

Renee C. Quinn

Renee C. Quinn Working with IPWatchdog since April of 2006, Renée C Quinn is the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of IPWatchdog, Inc where she is responsible for overseeing all of the day-to-day financial, administrative, operational and procedural aspects of IPWatchdog, Inc.

As a key member of the executive management team, Renée is tasked with handling all aspects of operations, Finance, Human Resources, Public Relations, Marketing and Events for IPWatchdog. In addition, Renée is the producer for the IPWatchdog Weekly Webinar series and the IPWatchdog Institute Suite of courses.

Renée has written on various business, marketing, brand building and social media topics for as well as Inventor’s Digest. She has also been a guest speaker at many events including the USPTO Women’s Symposium, several AIPF Annual Meetings, and multiple law schools across the country.

Renée acquired her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the Pennsylvania State University and has Master of Business Administration, with a focus on e-commerce and Internet marketing.

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Discuss this

There are currently 33 Comments comments.

  1. jng June 12, 2018 11:42 am

    Congrats Gene, well deserved!

  2. Steve June 12, 2018 1:32 pm

    No doubt one of IAM’s quickest and easiest selections.

    Great job Gene!

  3. Lost In Norway June 12, 2018 1:36 pm

    Congratulations Gene! It is well deserved.

  4. Renee C. Quinn June 12, 2018 1:40 pm

    -jng, -Steve, & -Lost in Norway,

    Thank you for your comments. And thank you for reading and commenting on IPWatchdog.

  5. Software Inventor June 12, 2018 1:42 pm

    Congrats! Mr. Quinn, you deserve it! No one person is doing more to save our patent system therefore the future of our economy than you. You are very much appreciated! YOU earned it. All the best…

  6. Mark Guttag June 12, 2018 2:40 pm


    What jng said. Congrats and thank you so much for hosting this Blog.


  7. KKipattorney June 12, 2018 3:21 pm


  8. Night Writer June 12, 2018 3:22 pm

    Good thing they don’t know you like we know you. 🙂

  9. EG June 12, 2018 3:26 pm

    Hey Gene,

    Definitely well deserved, many blessings to you for hosting this blog.

  10. Pro Se June 12, 2018 7:02 pm

    Congrats Gene, earned and duly deserving.

  11. Joe Allen June 12, 2018 7:05 pm

    A well deserved award. You’ve done a tremendous service to the American patent system and we’re all grateful for all of your hard work. Nice to see it being recognized. There’s no greater honor than one coming from your peers.

  12. Renee C. Quinn June 12, 2018 7:34 pm

    -Software Inventor, and -Joe Allen,

    I could agree with you more. I am so very proud of Gene and his accomplishments, and I stand by him 100% as I see the difference he has made in the patent industry! Thank you for your supportive and kind words!

  13. Arthur Moncayo Jr June 12, 2018 7:43 pm

    Your the man Gene

  14. Bemused June 12, 2018 8:13 pm


    Many years from now, when the US patent system has been pulled out of the abyss, not everyone will remember or recognize how much time, work, effort, influence and tenacity you put into that fight.

    Those of us on here certainly will. And we will tell future generations of inventors that we had the honor of doing battle alongside Gene Quinn on behalf of this noble cause. I couldn’t think of anyone else that I’d rather have fighting in the trenches with us than you.

    Congratulations on this honor.


  15. Arthur Moncayo Jr June 12, 2018 8:22 pm

    Your the man Gene and thank you for founding this platform.

  16. step back June 12, 2018 8:36 pm

    Congrats Gene. A job well done.

  17. Gene Quinn June 13, 2018 12:48 am

    Thanks Bemused, Joe and everyone else. I really appreciate all the kind words. I don’t know what to say… but thank you!

  18. Night Writer June 13, 2018 6:27 am

    It is true Gene that without you there would be almost no bulkhead left against the anti-patent forces.

    You are just one bulkhead in a ship that is barely afloat. The other popular blog is by and large anti-patent and supports the academics that want to burn the patent system down.

  19. Paul Cole June 13, 2018 7:04 am

    In the 1970’s-1980’s I compiled and wrote a UK IP decisions newsletter for somewhat over 10 years. First-hand experience tells me just how much skill and sheer hard work goes into a publication such as IPWatchdog. The work has to be consistent, day after day for a very long period. So well done Gene, not forgetting Renee also and many contributors and commentators who help to make this blog the success it is.

  20. Renee C. Quinn June 13, 2018 8:40 am


    What an amazing Sentiment. Thank you so much for sharing this very kind and supportive words. We do what we do for all of you!

  21. Theodore Joseph Chiacchio June 13, 2018 8:58 am

    Congratulations Gene! Your insights are always very helpful.

  22. Renee C. Quinn June 13, 2018 10:15 am

    -Night Writer,

    Thank you also for the kind words and for reading and supporting Gene in this fight. You guys are the reason we do this!

  23. Renee C. Quinn June 13, 2018 10:17 am

    -Paul Cole,

    Thank you so much for your kind words and for including me in your note. I know you don’t see me much on the blog itself, but I am always here behind the scenes to support Gene in his efforts to make a difference. Although I am not a patent practitioner, I see the impact Gene has had on the industry. You can say I’m the groupie to the Rock Star who is Gene Quinn. = )

  24. American Cowboy June 13, 2018 10:21 am

    Congrats, Gene!
    And the title of “top IP strategist” is surely earned in this very posting, by giving Renee the by-line!

  25. Renee C. Quinn June 13, 2018 11:24 am

    To all of others,

    Thank you so much for supporting Gene and IPWatchdog each and every day! We do what we do for all of you! I am so very proud of Gene and proud to be a part IPWatchdog with him. As his wife, I am beaming with pride of all of his accomplishments!

  26. Bradley J. Olson June 13, 2018 11:42 am

    I have known Gene for well over 20 years. He clearly is one of the brightest and most insightful scholars in the intellectual property field. Anyone who is responsible for strategizing the IP goals of a corporation should reach out to Gene and see if they can retain his services on difficult issues as you will not be disappointed. I especially admire his character, as long-time readers of this e-magazine (more than a blog) remember his strong positions on patent development companies, WIPO leadership activities, USPTO leadership issues, and pointed exchanges with a certain professional sports team owner. I sincerely extend my congratulations to Gene for this recognition and for his unwavering focus on IP issues of importance to us all.

  27. Strong Patents June 13, 2018 4:00 pm

    Gene – thanks to you and your team for keeping the fire continually stoked for those of us fighting for IP value amidst this very dark period in US Patent history. The winds of change are finally beginning to blow in the right direction, and your efforts have, undoubtedly, helped bring about this much needed change. Keep up the great work – can’t wait to see how the “Iancu Era” continues to unfold!

  28. BP June 13, 2018 5:40 pm

    Congrats to both Gene and Renee! Diligent and honest searching for the truth – and willing to put it out there.

  29. Renee C. Quinn June 13, 2018 10:48 pm

    -Brad Olson,

    What a great comment. Thanks for taking the time to post this! I know that Gene truly values your input and your support (as do I). And I agree, I often tell people that we are an online Journal. We are to IP what Psychology Today is to Psychology. As for said sports team owner, it all worked out in the end with us having an interview with him. Ask Gene sometime about how we landed that interview. You’ll get a kick out of that! LOL

  30. Renee C. Quinn June 13, 2018 10:52 pm

    -Strong Patents and -BP,

    Thank you both for these great comments, and for including me = ) . It makes me so proud to read all of these comments and to know that you all see the impact he has had on the industry. Gene really is trying to fight the good fight!

  31. Gene Quinn June 13, 2018 11:50 pm

    Brad @26-

    Thank you so much for your kind comments. I really appreciate them. Coming from you they mean a lot. You have been a great friend over the years.

  32. Chris Gallagher June 14, 2018 11:03 am

    ….Recognition that again is well-deserved. Perhaps at times you have acted like “IPBulldog”, but strong positions are the only way to counter the IP crap we have been fighting for 15 years. If you were not doing what you have been doing inventors would have been forced to invent you ! .

  33. John K June 20, 2018 2:09 am

    Congrats Geno! Well deserved!